The Lindsay Park team is now eying the Sydney autumn Carnival after dominating the Flemington races. Harlem and Redkirk Warrior won the Australian and the Newmarket Handicap respectively. The Lindsay Park trainers Ben Hayes, Tom Dabernig and David are already planning to have a full term staff at their base in Sydney to ensure that nothing is left to chance.
Redkirk and Harlem will be going to Sydney and will be trained at the clerk- of- the- course stable which has been taken over by Lindsay Park. It is the desire of the trainer’s to have the stable operate at full capacity throughout the year. They said that Lindsay Park has always thought of having a bigger stable in Sydney and will now house about 16 horses. This will help them to have runners on the course most of the Saturdays.
They further said that the prize money offered by NSW was good and has motivated them to want to make a mark in Sydney. Of course, there will be some learning, which will help them get the quality horses in their stable.
Meanwhile, Redzel has improved greatly in the past 1 year and has moved from hopping to winning races. On Saturday, the horse broke Randwick 100m record during the Challenge Stakes. This is the same race he lost 12 months ago. This has made Kerrin McEvoy think and feel that Redzel is one of the best sprinters he ever rode. The horse has shown remarkable improvements and has lived up to expectations despite losing the Lightning Melbourn title. He is the type of a horse that excites and fills you with confidence especially when you consider the fact that his big sprint
Meanwhile, it has emerged that Australian Turf Club may face a shortfall on its revenue after Hong Kong Jockey club abandonment. HKJC has said it will not open up wagering on Autumn Carnival to its local audiences. This will deny ATC revenue which traditionally flows to its coffers. The championship will not be simulkcast in the country meaning that it is possible that it may deny ATC millions of dollars that come from Hong Kong Wagering. The two championships at Royal Randwick and Golden Slipper attract enough punters from Hong Kong. Previously, ATC has been able to get revenue of about 500,000 from the ATC from each of the event. Perhaps it is the presence of Winx in the George Ryder Stakes where she will be looking for a 24th consecutive win that has dealt a blow to the two-year-old race.